In order to reap the personal and professional benefits of staying positive, you must first train your mind to think positively automatically – without you consciously having to decide to “be positive.” To do this you will need to take certain steps.
First, you will need to make a conscious decision to pursue positive thinking and then commit wholeheartedly to realizing that goal. In order for positive thinking to have an impact on your life, you will also need to believe in its benefits. Since there will be setbacks throughout your journey, you will need the power of your convictions to help keep you on track.
Once you have committed to learning the skills of positive thinking, you will need to use certain exercises to teach yourself the methods and to reinforce the affirmative thoughts in your mind. Here are some ways to learn and practice the art of positive thinking.
Review your self-talk. The first step to learning positive thinking skills is to review the type of thinking you are currently engaging in now. Identify the negative thoughts that prevent you from being positive. Negative thinkers often begin their day with thoughts of something will go wrong today. Instead, focus on how things will go right today. Be positive and look forward to a fantastic day.
Use daily affirmations. Say your affirmations several times a day. These are positive thoughts of encouragement. These affirmations will help replace the negative thoughts inside your head.
Hang out with positive people. Surround yourself with positive people and eliminate the negative people in your life. Positive people will be supportive and encouraging in your endeavors.
Laugh out loud. Have fun, read jokes, watch funny movies, and laugh at yourself. Humor can help you feel positive. Enjoy life.
We have the power to literally “talk” ourselves into or out of success and happiness.
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~ Written by our associate Gary Sorrell, Sorrell Associates, LLC. All rights reserved worldwide.